I see a lot of people posting about riding up to Cypress, and I was wondering what the deal was all about. So this morning, I went and did Cypress, then Seymour.
Cypress is boring! You get a couple nice turns but it is mostly straight. And for all the freeway riding necessary to get there (if you live on the other side of the Fraser) it just is not worth it.
Seymour was much more interesting IMHO, way more turns and the pavement is in worse shape than Cypress so you get your back tire sliding out on some corners where the pavement is cracked. (It freaked me the first couple times, but then it was not a big deal). But Seymour is still a long ride out, and there is much more traffic (mountain bikers, cyclists, etc) since Seymour is more of a year round mountain.
I went riding with Frost last week in the Langley/Fort Langley/Aldergrove area and I got to take WAY MORE corners and twisty sections there. Plus it is closer, there is a lot less traffic, and you end up spending more time riding than commuting.
I think Baker would kill our local mountains, and since the roads through Sumas are not all straight, even the ride to the mountain would be enjoyable.